Somalia’s opposition opposes planned term extension for president

Somalia

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s opposition on Monday opposed a planned extension of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s term in office, just months after he had been re-elected.

Himilo Qaran opposition party led by former President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said the planned extension of the President’s term to five years is unconstitutional, adding that a serving president cannot change the presidential term limits.

In a statement, the party claimed that recent agreement between Southwest leadership and opposition against him was part of efforts aimed to pave the way for an extension of the government’s mandate.

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